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Caren Vance, MD, CCMS

Dr. Vance has been with Castro Valley Pediatrics since 2000.

She has a BS in Psychology from UCLA. She received her medical degree from UC Davis School of Medicine and completed her Pediatric Residency at Children's Hospital Oakland.  She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.  She became a Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist in 2021.

Dr. Vance was awarded an American Academy of Pediatrics CATCH Planning grant and a grant from Cooking Matters/Share Our Strength with her colleague, Dr. Miriam Rhew of UBCP Bancroft Pediatrics.  They are currently creating a pediatric program exploring mindset, joyful movement/play, and community through cooking and eating together. 

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She has two adult sons and in her spare time she relaxes by volunteering, traveling, cooking, lifting weights, hiking, alpine skiing, and reading.

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